World-renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking died at his home in Cambridge, England at the age of 76.
Despite suffering from ALS, a motor disease that left his body paralyzed at the age of 21, the mastermind defied all odds and made significant scientific contributions to the world that will be highly regarded for generations to come.
Hawking's search to find the "theory of everything" led him to write the international bestseller A Brief History of Time.
"Our goal is a complete understanding of the events around us, and of our own existence," he wrote in his book. While he may have not been able to answer all his questions, he has sparked curiosity in future minds to seek out those answers.
His utter fascination with space and time, while suffering with a incurable condition for more than 50 years, inspired the 2014 biopic movie The Theory of Everything, starring Eddie Redmayne as the brilliant mind himself.
With the tragic news of his death, his family, actors, fans, and coworkers are remembering the beloved man: